Christiana Catharina Gramlich

b. 20 August 1840, d. 22 September 1876
Christiana Catharina Gramlich|b. 20 Aug 1840\nd. 22 Sep 1876|p10384.htm|Johann Friederich Gramlich|b. 27 Dec 1812\nd. 29 Dec 1897|p10573.htm|Friederike Juliana Foit|b. 22 Jun 1819\nd. 1 May 1899|p10574.htm|Johann C. Gramlich|b. 31 Aug 1772\nd. 12 Aug 1833|p10656.htm|Sophia M. Gramlich|b. 26 Jul 1781\nd. 31 Mar 1837|p10657.htm|Georg F. Foit|b. c 1789\nd. 1841|p10593.htm|Maria K. Horlacher|b. c 1791\nd. 1844|p10594.htm|

Grandmother of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
2nd great-grandmother of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Christiana Catharina Gramlich was born on 20 August 1840 in Cessna township, Hardin County, Ohio.1 She was the daughter of Johann Friederich Gramlich and Friederike Juliana Foit. She married Francis Cordrey, son of Moses Ayres Cordrey and Hannah Black, on 24 December 1865 in Hardin County, Ohio.2,3 She died on 22 September 1876 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, at age 36.3 She was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.4 Click to view image
     Christeann, as she was known, was the first of the Gramlich children born in America. She grew up on the family farm in Cessna township and attended a local school where in about 1860 she met her future husband. Francis Cordrey later wrote that he fell in love with Christeann the moment he saw her. When Francis returned from the War they married and moved across state to Tuscarawas County where Francis' family lived. In 1868 they moved back to Hardin County, and soon moved to a new home on their land in Cessna township. Several years later, in March 1871, they and their three oldest children, Ayres, Hannah and Minerva, moved permanently to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Another child, Ralph Ethen, was born to them in Fort Wayne, but he lived only five months. Christeann died five weeks later and Francis never remarried. All are buried in the Cordrey plot, Lindenwood Cemetery.

Additional Data
Christean Crumley appeared on the 1 June 1850 Federal Census of Hardin County, Ohio, in the household of her parents, John and Frances Crumley.5 Click to view image

Christiana Crumley appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of Cessna township, Hardin County, Ohio, in the household of her parents, John and Fredirica Crumley.6 Click to view image

Christina and Francis Cordry appeared on the 1 June 1870 Federal Census of Cessna township, Hardin County, Ohio, enumerated 3 June 1870. Their children John A. and Hannah J. were listed as living with them.7 Click to view image

Children of Christiana Catharina Gramlich and Francis Cordrey


  1. [S946] John and Frederica Gramlich, unknown bible title (n.p.:, unknown publish date); Samuel Ault, Kenton, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Gramlich Bible.
  2. [S945] Hardin County Marriage Book 3: 347, County Clerk's Office, Kenton, Ohio.
  3. [S944] Francis Cordrey pension application file; 137007 Certificate 96353; Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1960; Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington.
  4. [S770] Christeann Cordrey tombstone, Cordrey Plot, Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; photographed by the writer in September 1987.
  5. [S1000] John Crumley household, 1850 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Ohio, population schedule, District 69 C.T.P. (Cessna twp), page 210B, dwelling 1374, family 1374; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 692.
  6. [S960] John Crumley household, 1860 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Ohio, population schedule, Cessna twp, Dunkirk P.O., page 81/401, dwelling 538, family 538; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 983.
  7. [S947] Francis Cordry household, 1870 U.S. Census, Hardin County, Ohio, population schedule, Cessna twp, Kenton P.O., page 345, dwelling 37, family 33; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1219.